Peace for the Disciples
Reflection on the Gospel of the Saturday
All the creature living in this world depend on each other in some or the other way. Very often we seek those nearby or our loved ones for our needs and wants, thus all our expectation are fulfilled through their help. Many of us experience in our live, whatever we ask of our loved ones or from God, we are granted the same. Some of us experience that whatever we ask of God, receive it delayed or sometimes not received it. Due to this many of us get upset and stop praying and move away from having a relationship with God, as we feel that we are forsaken or deceived by Him. Sometimes we question God and justify our needs without thinking that we are questioning or blaming our creator who is in complete control of our lives, and will never let anything wrong happen to us, or wrong come our way.
Jesus through his life journey in this world promised many things to his disciples even at his farewell moment, after the Last Supper, he assures his disciples that he will send the Helper to them. This Promise of Jesus is fulfilled on Pentecost Day. The disciples patiently waited for this great day ,they did not doubt the power of Jesus and they never questioned Jesus. Their persistent and patience bore fruit on Pentecost and this same confidence of their is passed on to the next generations. If we have love in our heart for Jesus, like disciples we too must trust Jesus and never become upset irrespective of anything that happens in our life. Always remember all the words mentioned in the Bible are not human words, instead it is God’s words, therefore they have power to change our lives. Luke 21:33 says, “ Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away”. All the promises mentioned in the Bible shall not go vain. In Today’s gospel, Jesus promises us that whatever we ask of the Father in Jesus’ name, will be given to us.
Yes, friends always remember that God has bigger plan than ours, which are for our welfare and not for our harm. Lets pray to the Holy Spirit to accept and fulfil God’s will in our lives.